WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Beverage Association:
According to decades of scientific research, low-calorie sweeteners can be an effective tool in both weight loss and weight management. They are also recommended as a sugar substitute by the American Diabetes Association.
Aspartame is a commonly used low-calorie sweetener that has been extensively tested and declared safe by governmental and independent organizations all over the world. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have found it to be safe for use in foods and beverages.
In fact, EFSA recently announced results of the most comprehensive risk assessments done of aspartame and reaffirmed that this popular low-calorie sweetener is safe for consumption by the general population.
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SOURCE American Beverage Association